Baylor names Cartter Scholars annually, providing boarding scholarships to ninth and tenth grade students new to Baylor. The awards range from partial to full-tuition and remain in force throughout their time at Baylor.
Nominees should demonstrate academic excellence as well as a breadth of interest outside the classroom, including arts, athletics, and/or community service. Baylor also pays attention to the nominees’ capacity for leadership in and out of the classroom.
Nominations are limited to rising ninth and tenth grade boarding students who are new to Baylor.
Prospective scholarship candidates can be nominated by anyone other than their parents, immediate family, or current members of the Baylor faculty or staff. If you know a rising ninth and tenth grade student who would benefit from all that Baylor has to offer, please take the time to complete a nomination or contact Tyler White, Associate Director of Boarding Admission and Director of the Cartter Scholars Program at 423-267-5902, ext. 347.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2021-22 school year. Once students are nominated, the Baylor admission department will be in contact to outline the additional materials required to complete the scholarship application.
Our Cartter Scholars
Baylor’s Cartter Scholars have been actors, athletes, dancers, debaters, outdoors enthusiasts, writers, mathematicians, student government officers, singers, and scientists. They have gone on to college at Harvard, Berkeley, North Carolina, MIT, Georgetown, Sewanee, and Stanford among many others. They hail from Colorado to Connecticut and Indiana to Texas. They reflect diverse personal backgrounds and world views. What they have had in common are academic aptitude, the desire to achieve excellence and a passion for self-discovery. They have left their marks on Baylor, and Baylor has become a part of them.
In addition to the annual scholarship winners, all finalists automatically become members of Baylor’s Harris-Stanford Honors Program if and when they enroll in the school.
HARRIS-STANFORD Honors PROGRAM
Students admitted to Baylor as Cartter Scholars are automatically members of the Harris-Stanford Honors Program, as are any Cartter finalists who enroll at Baylor and other select members of the Upper School student body.
Modeled after college honors programs, Harris-Stanford collaborates with local, regional, and national partners to provide extraordinary civic engagement, extracurricular seminars, travel and other learning and leadership opportunities for motivated students. Among the partners is the prestigious Institute for the Public Trust, a non-partisan, non-profit organization based in Raleigh, N.C. Baylor is the first high school in the U.S. to be brought into the Institute’s leadership program. For more information, click here.
September 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022.
Click here for online nomination
January 31, 2022
For more information contact our Admission Office, 423-267-5902, or email Tyler White, associate director of boarding admission and director of the Cartter Scholars Program.
Thomas Cartter Lupton, II
The Cartter Scholars Program is named in honor of Thomas Cartter Lupton, II. Mr. Lupton, a member of the Baylor Class of 1971, is a founder and generous benefactor of the scholarship program.